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We are Beings of Energy

to understand how Reiki, or any other form of energetic healing works, you must first understand that we live in a universe that is made up entirely of energy. Einstein, one of the greatest thinkers in the history of our planet even put this principal into one of the most widely known mathematical equations; E=mc2(Energy=mass times the speed of light squared) Everything in this universe is energy. Our thoughts are energy, our
emotions are energy, even our physical bodies and all physical matter is just a
dense form of energy.

Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a gentle 'hands-on' relaxation and healing technique. It relieves stress, reduces pain, regulates blood pressure and can also provide an energy boost.

It is a holistic therapy that removes blocks to the flow of energy in your body and facilitates balance and support on all levels. When the energy flow in your body is restored and/or balanced, you are more likely to feel relaxed and your body’s natural healing abilities are utilized.

This can ease chronic pain, lessen anxiety and tension, decrease fatigue, strengthen the immune system, reduce the effects of stress, and provide a sense of well being and peace.

Reiki balances the energies of the body and works on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

The practice of Reiki is believed to come from ancient texts rediscovered and developed by Mikao Usui in Japan. The Japanese word Reiki means 'Universal Life Energy'. Eastern medicine has always recognized and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to the well-being of life. Acupuncture, tai chi and yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person. As a therapy, Reiki is an effective and simple way of tapping into this energy, and transferring it for the benefit of the receiver, to stimulate the body's own natural healing potential.

How does this technique work?

Reiki is based on the principle of Chi, or universal life energy. Everything in the universe is made up of energy.

A life force or universal energy flows around us and is drawn into the body nourishing the cells, organs and glands. When your energy is depleted or imbalanced or the flow is restricted by stress, injury, illness, etc, you are more susceptible to illness and potential injury.

Just as we have a physical anatomy, we also have an energetic anatomy. Our physical bodies are what we can see. The energetic aspect of our body is something that is not so readily seen, but usually can be felt or experienced.

Reiki is a gentle hands-on technique which is used to balance the energy systems in a person’s body. It promotes stress-reduction, relaxation, and also supports a person’s natural healing ability. When one’s energy is restored, free flowing, or balanced, the body’s innate healing abilities are “jump-started” and utilized for healing.

What does a session feel like?

Reiki is administered through a light touch while sitting or lying down – fully clothed. It is not a massage. The length of a session can be anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes. The practitioner’s hands are placed along energy centers and pathways along the body.
The recipient may feel warmth, coolness, gentle tingling and/or deep relaxation. Some participants fall asleep during the session and still retrieve the benefits of the session.